Cold Today, But Slightly Warmer By Saturday!

The cool temperatures settled into the Coulee Region for your Thursday making for a well below average day. Many saw temperatures struggling to make it to the 40’s with wind chills in the 30’s. Today will be a similar day, but it won’t be quite as windy.

Day Planner Forecast
A chilly start leads to a cool afternoon with temps well below average again today!

The Chill Continues To Round Out The Work Week

In the wake of that storm system that brought heavy rainfall early in the week, we will now turn our attention to a large area of high pressure that is taking over more than half of the country. High pressure is sprawled out over the Central Plains, but it has opened the Canadian door of cold air to come pouring into the upper Midwest. As a result, we are going to remain cool through today. Highs will top out in the upper 30’s and low 40’s under mostly cloudy skies to start. The afternoon should offer some decreasing clouds, especially late in the day. Overnight, lows will sink back into the 20’s and low 30’s under mostly clear conditions. Another frosty night ahead for the Coulee Region.

Wind Chill Readings
Brisk west-northwest winds will keep wind chill a topic of discussion today.

Great Weekend To See Peak Fall Colors

Many communities in northern Wisconsin are experiencing peak fall colors. Well, now it is our turn! Hopefully the wind didn’t knock too many leaves off the trees over the last couple of days. La Crosse county is 80% to peak colors, but the sights are already beautiful! This weekend is shaping up to be very nice with the exception of a pesky, breezy south wind. However, that south wind will be beneficial in allowing temps to climb into the low/mid 50’s Saturday afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Overnight, a system passes to our south with just some more clouds expected. Lows will bottom out in the upper 30’s under mostly cloudy skies.

Wisconsin Fall Color Report
More than half of Wisconsin are reporting peak colors right now! One of those counties reporting peak? LA CROSSE!

Remain Aware of Flood Warnings This Weekend!

Flood Warnings
Flood warnings remain in effect for the Trempealeau, Black, and Kickapoo River.

If you’re traveling around the Coulee Region this weekend, make sure to take into consideration that there are still flood warnings out for some area waterways. The rivers still under flood warning include the Trempealeau, Black, and Kickapoo.

Latest Flood Warnings:
• Black River near Galesville beginning Saturday AM and ending Sunday PM
• Trempealeau River at Dodge until Sunday PM

Trempealeau & Black River Flood Warnings
Trempealeau River at Dodge and the Black River near Galesville are under flood warnings.

• Kickapoo River:
• Viola until Saturday PM
• Readstown until Sunday PM
• Soldiers Grove until Saturday PM
• Gays Mills until Tuesday PM
• Steuben until Tuesday PM

Kickapoo River Flood Warnings
Flood warnings are in effect for Viola, Readstown, and Soldiers Grove through this weekend.
Kickapoo River Flood Warnings
Gays Mills and Steuben are still under flood warnings until next Tuesday. Minor to moderate flooding is expected!

Have a great weekend and make sure to get out and see those peak colors across the area. It certainly is a sight to take in and the weather will cooperate, for a change! Make it a great Friday and make it an even better of a weekend! Join me on Daybreak beginning at 4:30 AM for the latest forecast details and your most recent Fall Color Report! See you then!

– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko

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